SACRAMENTO — Meg Whitman says that if elected governor, she'll dramatically scale back public employee pensions. Steve Poizner proposes cutting income and sales taxes by 10 percent. Jerry Brown says he'll hold the line on public university tuition hikes.
The top three candidates for governor this year are making sweeping promises about how they'll cope with California's fiscal failure.
How they'll make good on such promises is another matter.
Governors long have promised the moon during their campaigns, only to find that legislative gridlock and powerful special interests keep their agendas tied firmly to Earth.
On the campaign trail, this year's candidates have been asked countless times by reporters and voters how they'll be any different if they reach the Governor's Office.
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